|Mixtape by Busdriver|
|Released||November 19, 2015|
|Genre||Hip hop, alternative hip hop|
|Producer||Busdriver, Fumitake Tamura, Dakim, Kaveh Rastegar, Greyhat, Mono/Poly, Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi, Mr. Carmack, JNTH STN, Lebeatski, Jeremiah Jae, Caural,|
Thumbs is a mixtape by American hip hop artist Busdriver. It was released digitally on Busdriver's independent label, Temporary Whatever, on November 19, 2015.Guest appearances include Del the Funky Homosapien, milo and Anderson .Paak, among others. The production is from a wide array of producers, such as Kaveh Rastegar, Mono/Poly and Busdriver himself.
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Regan Farquhar, better known by his stage name Busdriver, is an American rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California. He has collaborated with rappers such as Myka 9, Milo, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, 2Mex, and Radioinactive. His primary producers have been Daedelus, Boom Bip, Daddy Kev, Loden, Paris Zax, Omid, and Nobody. He has also worked with D-Styles on two albums.
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The album is produced by the likes of Fumitake Tamura, Dakim, Kaveh Rastegar, Greyhat, Mono/Poly, Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi, Mr. Carmack, JNTH STN, Lebeatski, Jeremiah Jae, Caural and Busdriver himself. It also include features from Zeroh, Terra Lopez, Shannon Moore, Hemlock Ernst, milo, Anderson .Paak, Daveed Diggs, Del the Funky Homosapien, Jeremiah Jae, and Kool A.D..
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|1.||"Absolutions in the Hottentot Supercluster" (featuring Zeroh)||4:33|
|2.||"Black Labor (as Understood by Equiano)" (featuring Terra Lopez and Shannon Moore)||Greyhat||3:15|
|5.||"Ministry of the Torture Couch" (featuring Hemlock Ernst)||Elos||5:18|
|6.||"Worlds to Run" (featuring milo and Anderson Paak)||5:15|
|8.||"Surrounded by Millionaires" (featuring Daveed Diggs)||JNTH STN||2:34|
|9.||"Great Spooks of Enormous Strength"||Lebeatski||3:27|
|10.||"Del's Couch" (featuring Del the Funky Homosapien)||Busdriver||1:50|
|11.||"Shadows and Victories" (featuring Jeremiah Jae)||Jeremiah Jae||3:51|
|12.||"NY 03 LIVE" (featuring Caural)||Caural||1:15|
|13.||"Species of Property"||Lebeatski||3:26|
|14.||"Two Feet in the Layered Cake (Bonus Track)" (featuring Kool A.D.)||Busdriver||5:33|
|15.||"Answering Machinist (Bonus Track)" (featuring Jeremiah Jae)||Jeremiah Jae||3:48|
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